View Poll Results: Is the iPhone 6 Plus TOO BIG?

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  • YES, it's too big!

    9 16.67%
  • NO, it's just right!

    25 46.30%
  • MEH, I'm not sure yet...

    20 37.04%
  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    I have to admit, I'm still on the fence regarding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. I will pick one up sooner or later, but I'm undecided on which model to choose. The iPhone 6 does seem like an almost perfect size, however... real estate is precious, and doing what I do around here at iMore and Mobile Nations, having that extra large display would really come in handy.

    So... thought I'd toss this out to everyone... is the iPhone 6 Plus TOO BIG? Go ahead and cast your vote!
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-15-2014 11:33 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think this would be a far more genuine and accurate poll if held AFTER people get it in their hands. Right now, I'd have to vote "I don't know" because I really don't! I'm taking a chance on the bigger device to see how it fits into my day to day grind. Here's hoping though!
    09-15-2014 11:46 AM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    I think this would be a far more genuine and accurate poll if held AFTER people get it in their hands. Right now, I'd have to vote "I don't know" because I really don't! I'm taking a chance on the bigger device to see how it fits into my day to day grind. Here's hoping though!
    I agree. Have to get my hands on the 6 and 6 Plus before I can make a choice. Just searching for overall opinions at this point!
    09-15-2014 11:52 AM
  4. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I am going to get the 6+ because it will give me the screen size that is necessary when reading, playing games, filling and signing documents, watching videos. I checked a store in the mall that had sellable cases for the 6 and the 6+. I was able to see that the 6+ with it's size and capabilities is just right for me. I am going to get mine sometime after the initial rush so I can get my 128gb white/silver 6+.
    09-15-2014 11:53 AM
  5. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I don't size a device with my hands, I size it with my eyes. Because my eyesight sucks big, greasy platypus balls. So when I had the Note 3, I just used 2 hands and I had no issues. (Although I could use it one handed, it just wasn't very comfortable). I could see what was on my screen even without my reading glasses on. Now I have a Q10 and I must have my glasses on or I can't operate my phone or see anything on the screen.
    09-15-2014 12:03 PM
  6. Pete Sake's Avatar
    So I have asked the same question to myself. I printed the Paper Version that came out last week and from those (because the paper iP6 is so creditable LOL) it felt like the 4.7 wasn't big enough honestly, just a slight improvement in screen size, I mean its great that the phone is thinner right...? but the 5.5 felt pretty good in my hand, the only problem i have is it is taller than the Note 3. I need hand-on time with the 5.5.
    09-15-2014 12:06 PM
  7. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Not sure as I don't have it yet, but I think it'll be fine. The commonality that I found in nearly all of the "hands-on" videos was that even though it's big, it still feels great in the hand.
    09-15-2014 12:16 PM
  8. Wreckus's Avatar
    Paper dummies of the phone is okay, but the only way your going to find out if its the right size for you is to go to the apple store and hold one of the demo units yourself. If it feels good and you can use the device with ease, then its for you.s

    Likewise, if you feel that its too big for you to handle & to function properly, then its probably not for you.
    09-15-2014 12:20 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I wish only one size had been made. An in between size like 5.1". But I, too, need to have them in my hand. My only issue with the 5.5" is pocketability. I use 2 hands regardless of size.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-15-2014 12:33 PM
  10. mvpilot172's Avatar
    I think I'm going to come to the conclusion that it's too big for my use of a phone. However, I like that there is a choice for those that want one.
    09-15-2014 12:36 PM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    Depends on if I need a case. For the 5 series I did need one.
    09-15-2014 12:39 PM
  12. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I agree about only one size should have been made. With regards to hand use - it depends on the situation(where I am and what I'm doing). I always use holsters in order to protect the screen from damage from things in pocket and for easy access.
    09-15-2014 12:46 PM
  13. Cleveland's Avatar
    I voted its just the right size based on specs ... It's ONLY 3 inches wide (3.06) the 5S is 2.31 inches wide ...3/4 of an inch wider isn't THAT much, and with accesibility and all the iPad like iOS split screen features I was sold ... And prior to that I was dead set against going with 6 plus (before the keynote) once I watched it on th 12th ... I knew I had a hard decision to make lol
    09-15-2014 02:08 PM
  14. YorkieRay's Avatar
    Paper dummies of the phone is okay, but the only way your going to find out if its the right size for you is to go to the apple store and hold one of the demo units yourself. If it feels good and you can use the device with ease, then its for you.s

    Likewise, if you feel that its too big for you to handle & to function properly, then its probably not for you.
    Pre-orders for the 6 Plus appear to be strong, but how many of those who have ordered one have actually seen and handled one?
    For a current iPhone owner the jump to a 5.5" screen (just marginally smaller than a Samsung Galaxy Note 4) is a big one. A screen that big would be amazing, but how many will change their minds when they actually unbox their new 6 Plus phone?
    09-15-2014 03:06 PM
  15. rexxman's Avatar
    The 6+ allows me to consider an iPhone. I won't be getting one, too expensive, and I am very satisfied with my Note 3.
    But I welcome all my Apple friends to the sheer joy of a large screen device. You will love it!

    Posted via the Android iMore App!
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-15-2014 03:10 PM
  16. planoman's Avatar
    I have had the Note 1+2, Xperia Z2, G3, OnePlus One and they all fit in my front pocket (forget the tight jeans). Definitely not one handed devices, but not too big. Once you get used to them they are great. I had no issues knowing how big the iPhone 6+ will be. Just what I wanted.
    09-15-2014 03:12 PM
  17. zerog46's Avatar
    I for one can't wait I used the Nokia 1520 I think, can't remember but I'm ready for a real iPhone lol.
    09-15-2014 03:17 PM
  18. applejosh's Avatar
    I won't really know until I actually get one. But I took a chance on the plus; we'll see if it works out.
    09-15-2014 03:27 PM
  19. TheSparta's Avatar
    based on the dimensions, i think its going to be in between note 3 or note 4 and Lumia 1520.

    height of entire phone
    iPhone 6 Plus - 158.1mm
    Note 3 - 151.2mm
    Lumia 1520 - 162.8 mm

    So if you have looked at note 3 or 1520, you will have a idea how big its going to be.
    09-15-2014 03:28 PM
  20. decypher44's Avatar
    I received my case a few days ago. That's when I knew that the size would be ok. Any bigger and it would be TOO big. Fits just right in my shorts pockets. Jeans, idk. But living where I do, I wear shorts most of the time.

    BTW - I'm coming from an HTC One (M7). The 6 Plus is definitely bigger, but I've been accustomed to bigger phones than the previous iPhones.
    09-15-2014 04:22 PM
  21. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Some of us have known and loved the Galaxy Note 1/2/3. For those people, they can confidently say that the Plus is a good size for them.

    For the rest of us, we have no idea... :/
    09-15-2014 04:30 PM
  22. michikade's Avatar
    I look at it like this:

    What do you use it for? Do you PRIMARILY use your phone as a phone, or as a multimedia / text based communication device? And if you primarily use your phone as a phone, do you use a hands-free or bluetooth headset?

    Pocketability is a big factor, but unless you have your jeans painted on you before you leave the house you should most likely be able to fit it in a pocket without too much issue unless you are very petite. So that can take that question off the table.

    I don't like holding a brick up to my face to have a conversation so that would be my questioning factor - the 6+ is pretty big feeling (if you're unaccustomed) when held up to your ear to speak on the phone. If you use a headset, that takes that question off of the table as well.

    Then it comes down to one hand use to two hand use. I myself use my phone 2 handed 95% of the time regardless of size. That started back in my blackberry days, too. It's more comfortable for me to type with both thumbs. I use it one handed to:

    1. unlock my phone (both the swipe and 4 digit code is one handed)
    2. check an app that requires no interaction - something that only takes a couple taps like checking the weather or opening an email.

    I'm also fairly proficient with either hand so if something is slightly out of reach with my left hand, I can toss the phone to my right hand to reach it. So to me, that kind of takes that question off of the table.

    I'm really, really interested in the 6+ battery more than any other factor out there. There is something to be said about the significantly better battery, and as much as I'm on my phone all the time, that's what's really tipping me towards the 6+
    09-15-2014 04:47 PM
  23. jonquiljo's Avatar
    I have a good idea of the size because I have already received a Spigen (supposedly slim) case from Amazon. Yes, it is too big, but that is the point of it. It is a hybrid of a phone and tablet. I made the personal decision that anything the size of a 5/5S is too small. I am "older", and your eyesight does get worse. It was either bring reading glasses everywhere to use my phone, or get an old-fashioned "dumb phone." I usually wear my phone on my belt, and if I do with the 6 plus, I will look like a clown. But it beats carrying around a mini all the time (in addition to your phone).

    Either way, I found the 5/5s way too small, the 6 (std) is still too small. So I paid full list price to upgrade to something usable. I've seen so many people trying to use a 5S for data purposes, and the miss way too much - even with good eyesight. I guess this is progress - unavoidable for many of us.
    09-15-2014 04:56 PM
  24. jonquiljo's Avatar
    I look at it like this:

    Pocketability is a big factor, but unless you have your jeans painted on you before you leave the house you should most likely be able to fit it in a pocket without too much issue unless you are very petite. So that can take that question off the table.

    I don't like holding a brick up to my face to have a conversation so that would be my questioning factor - the 6+ is pretty big feeling (if you're unaccustomed) when held up to your ear to speak on the phone. If you use a headset, that takes that question off of the table as well.
    A Bluetooth headset does very little if you use it while driving other than prevent you from getting a ticket. Times are changing and we have to change with it. If you need to use the screen for more than dialing, bigger is better. I have had so many people read my emails to them on a smaller phone. They don't really take in what was written. It's become such a problem, that I now start the email with "Don't read this on your phone." Back 25 years ago, we carried cell phones much bigger and bulkier than the 6 plus. Now that mobile data has come into being, we will have to go back to what we did in 1990 - though the 6 plus is not monstrous. Gee, I'm the only geezer here and people much younger than me are resisting change! Change happens.
    09-15-2014 05:08 PM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not concerned about the size of the iPhone 6 Plus that I plan to purchase in the very near future. I will simply adjust to it and enjoy it like i have the other iPhones I've owned before it...
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-15-2014 05:34 PM
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